Brian Sneeden

Brian Sneeden is a poet, literary translator, and editor. He is the author of Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). His work has appeared in Harvard Review Online, Poetry Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications.

Sneeden’s poetry has received the Iowa Review Award in Poetry and the Indiana Review 1/2K Prize, and his translations have received an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship, the World Literature Today Translation Award for Poetry, the Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize, a PEN/Heim Translation Grant, and other recognitions. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s Homerica (World Poetry Books, 2017) was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017, and his translation of Giannisi’s collection Cicada was published by New Directions in 2022.

Sneeden is a cofounding editor of World Poetry Books, where he served as team lead on books which have received both the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation and the Academy of American Poets’ Raiziss/de Palchi Book Award. He is a lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University.